When our plans got changed a bit a week before our trip, re-routing us through Barcelona instead of London, we were actually really excited about going through Spain for a night. We fell in love with Spain a couple years ago and were so excited to return to one of our favorite cities, even if only for a night en route to France.
We arrived in the late afternoon and headed straight to our hotel, a spot I had found really last minute but ended up loving. We freshened up after our long flight and then headed out in search of tapas. Nick and I love food and especially when we travel, food is a huge part of our experience in different places. We happen to LOVE Spanish food, so it was a real treat to get to pass through Barcelona. We ended up at La Boqueria market and stopped at a nearby restaurant to fill up on Tortilla Española, Bombas, Paella, Jason Croquettas and Sangria. The meal was slow and amazing and we savored every bite.
On our way back to the hotel we meandered through the tiny streets of the Gothic Quarter and happened upon a little churros shop, where no one spoke English. Ordering churros con chocolate and café con leche in Spanish, we dipped churros in chocolate and sipped our coffee in the tiny hole in the wall place. After a while savoring our treats, we headed back in a round about way through the city, savoring every bit of our Summer evening in Barcelona.
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I love Barcelona, and I can’t wait to go back one day! These are the kinds of posts that remind me of why I’m working so hard on my debt snowball!
It’s such a great city, isn’t it? And yes, you’re right… it’s so great to have inspiration to push us to pay off everything so we can head out and see the world! 🙂
Emily of Em Busy Living says
I am definitely one who can travel just for the food. Your meal sounds amazing!
Same… sometimes I feel like that’s all I’m traveling for! 🙂
Camila @ AdventitiousViolet says
Wow that sounds and looks like an amazing stop! We have yet to go to Barcelona! I’ve only been to the north of Spain 🙂
Barcelona is a great city! I’d love to explore more of the surrounding areas and such too as I think it’s a gorgeous part of Spain!